Storynory

Hosted ByBertie

Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends.

Storynory has been giving the world free audio stories since 2005. The show’s most faithful fans grew up listening to the podcasting pioneer and still tune in. Regular listeners, mostly in the 6 to 10 age range, are familiar with Storynory’s cast of characters, Astropup, Katie the Witch, Uncle Jeff, and Lapis the Ancient Egyptian Cat. Feedback suggests that the audience often listens as a family, with parents and teachers as captivated as the children.

The original stories are interspersed with myths and unusual fairy tales adapted from around the world. All are beautifully read by classically trained actors, Richard Scott, Natasha Lewis, and Elizabeth Donnelly. Much of the material is written by Storynory’s founder, Hugh Fraser (pen name Bertie) whose children’s novel, Dotty’s First Year at as a Human, will be published by Walker Books next year. Storynory also features original music, sound effects, and poems.

The archive of stories features 750 audio recordings and continues to grow with regular additions. It has found a global audience, with listeners in the UK, USA, Asia, and Australia. Its stories have been licensed by Google for use on Google Home, as well as by local radio stations, app developers and toy manufacturers around the world. Its commercial partners have included Audible, RxBar and Wicked Uncle.


All Episodes

Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell

Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she’s a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was “ordinary.”Support the show.

05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery

Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish – he is delivering the presents this year – what could possibly go wrong?Support the show.

4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion

Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway – much to the annoyance of the elvesSupport the show.

The Night Before Christmas

3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race

Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.Support the show.

2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway

Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.Support the show.

2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin

1, Uncle Christmas

Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deli…

Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie

A special Interview by Storynory’s editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory.Support the show.